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Tama Lakes

| Tongariro National Park, Central North Island, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Nice view

It's a nice and easy 5 hour round trip from tongariro visitor center. Well kept roads. You will be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ofer L
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Go beyond the falls

Not too demanding and the view at the top lake is a nice lunch spot - especially if you’ve bagsied... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
4DeltaMike
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| Tongariro National Park, Central North Island, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice and easy 5 hour round trip from tongariro visitor center. Well kept roads. You will be able to see various changes in the view as you go along.

Thank Ofer L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too demanding and the view at the top lake is a nice lunch spot - especially if you’ve bagsied the stone wind-break someone has built, which is perfect for two! On the way back we couldn’t believe the crowds at the bottom of the...More

Thank 4DeltaMike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starting the hike at the Whakapapa village at 6.30 in order to be back prior the storms should come. 2 hours to get to the split to Lower Tama lake. Another hour to the end of the ridge heading to Mt Ngauruhoe. I was gonna...More

Thank tom733
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As others have mentioned, this hike is a great alternative to the Alpine crossing route. You get a lot of the same views but can leave and return to the same location. - The trail up to the lower Tama lakes has modest elevation changes...More

Thank barstoolpoet
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went in September for my birthday. Not the best time to go for the crossing but this walk was beautiful it was quite a flat pathed walk until the end getting up to the upper lakes however we took 6ish hours to go from...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 25 December 2017

I did the Tama Lakes Circuit in May of 2017, during the beginning of New Zealand's winter. I was short on time, so this was a great alternative to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which required a full day. It was cold and windy and there...More

Thank Carmelo E
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Long walk with lots of ups and downs rewarded with majestic vistas. Achievable for moderately fit occasional walker wearing supportive boots.

Thank MusicianTeddington
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

When the shuttles are not running for the Alpine crossing, this could be a good alternative. The walk is much lower than the crossing, and therefore less exposed. You are going to be walking across Alpine Volcanic scenery, and you are going to be visiting...More

Thank Grembo
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were only staying a short time in the area and the ‘tramp’ to Tama lakes suited us perfectly. The views of Mt Doom on the way up and of Mt Ruapehu on the way back make up for the path being an out and...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This walk is an easy 4 hour return trip to the lower lake and it would take another hour return to go to the upper Tama lake. The distance is 15 km and you enjoy amazing views of Mt Doom on your walk up and...More

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